DRAFT SMMP: Adoption of Diversion and Recycling Goals

Intent: Increase recycling and other beneficial utilization of waste. Requirement: Adopt a policy setting recycling and landfill diversion goals that exceed U.S. national average recycling and diversion rates as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency. Tier 1: Adopt a policy goal to achieve recycling and diversion rates 10% higher than the municipality’s state average. Tier […]

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DRAFT SMMP: Materials processing infrastructure and market development policy

Intent: To support economic development by increasing local and/or regional processing infrastructure and markets for recovered materials. Requirement: Develop and adopt a policy that facilitates and supports the development of public or private processing and manufacturing infrastructure for recovered materials and incentives for purchasing the output of these facilities. Potential Strategies Convene an enabling board […]

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DRAFT–SMMP: Comprehensive Sustainable Materials Management Policy Adoption

Intent: To promote highest and best use of materials. Requirements: Design and adopt a Comprehensive Sustainable Materials Management policy that covers all or most of the following elements: Procurement rules for environmentally preferred products (EPP) and recycled content products, with emphasis on domestic infrastructure Source separation of materials criteria Environmental and energy performance standards for […]

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